ODOT Presentation; Rail Night


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  • ODOT investments/contracts up 30% for 2009 More than $1.5 billion in ARRA funds for Ohio ($400 million for rail) Maximizing flexibility: funds distributed across the modes to create a network , not individual systems
  • Growing Ohio’s freight economy means linking water and air to roadway and rail About 1 of every 13 jobs in Ohio is linked to the manufacture of exported goods, and these goods must be moved Ohio’s exports represent $34 billion in business Ohio’s River System accounts for one third of all annual U.S. water-borne commerce and is only at 33% capacity Ohio freight moved on the Great Lakes And Ohio’s 36 freight rail companies shipped 283.4 million tons of freight (2008, Association of American Railways most recent data)
  • Panama Canal: We must work to position Ohio to take advantage of the significant volumes of goods that will shift from the West Coast to the East with opening of the Panama canal Public/private investments in RAIL will make this happen, which is what we’re here to talk about tonight Heartland Corridor and Gateway Project-examples of infrastructure investments that maximized resources for more efficient freight delivery Let’s look at some of the investments Ohio has already made into freight rail
  • ODOT’s Investment in Ohio’s competitive rail strategy: Heartland Corridor : Norfolk Southern/Rickenbacker $95 million was the Federal funding for entire corridor (VA, WVA, OH) not just Ohio The ORDC grant for covered the Ohio Portion of the project Additional $7 million dollars in State stimulus funds (logistics and distribution) Rickenbacker intermodal yard: more than $27 million dollars of federal funding awarded for construction through an LPA agreement between ODOT and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority National Gateway: CSX/North Baltimore Ohio lead state for $258 million TIGER Application : Award for first segment (Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland (portion), Pennsylvania) = $98 million total ORDC also put $5 million in safety funds to North Baltimore Intermodal Facility (part of National Gateway) $20 million ARRA $10 million State of Ohio Logistics And Distribution Funds through ODOD
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Infrastructure improvements
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Jobs retained and created
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Urban development
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 3C=3W Win for Passenger, Win for Freight, Win for Ohio
  • Proven Success: (Last Slide) The Downeaster is not just a successful passenger train It is evidence of a successful public/private partnership NEXT STEPS: Final environmental study (public involvement) Engineering and detailed design New modeling/scheduling/speed Assistance in determining specifications for rail cars Determining operator Negotiations with freights for access agreements
  • ODOT Presentation; Rail Night

    1. 1. Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy Investing in Ohio’s Economic Future Columbus Regional Logistics Council  July 22, 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Modes of transportation do more </li></ul><ul><li>than simply move people and goods… </li></ul><ul><li>transportation moves economies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SFY 2010: $2 billion plus in construction delivered </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SFY 2011: $2 billion in construction projected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unprecedented investment in all modes </li></ul></ul></ul>Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    3. 3. Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy Growing Ohio’s freight economy means linking water and air to roadway and rail Growing Ohio’s Freight Economy
    4. 4. Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy Growing Ohio’s Freight Economy
    5. 5. Ohio’s Competitive Rail Investment Strategy National Gateway Heartland Corridor Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    6. 6. <ul><li>$400 million in stimulus funds </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 250 miles </li></ul><ul><li>8 station locations </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 79 miles per hour </li></ul>Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy If Ohio doesn't use this $400 million to create jobs in Ohio, the money will go to another state to create jobs and development in their cities and for their citizens. Ohio’s 3C “Quick Start” Passenger Rail Service
    7. 7. Ohio Chapter of APWA April 22, 2010 <ul><li>Central Ohio is overdue to take historic step forward </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio’s 3C Passenger Rail Plan can be delivered for $400 million </li></ul><ul><li>ODOT believes project can be completed within $400 million budget </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Railroad Administration believed $400 million is what Ohio needed </li></ul><ul><li>Early estimates based on plans of previous administrations, </li></ul><ul><li>Amtrak's draft engineering estimate (30% contingency) </li></ul><ul><li>FRA selected Ohio's application because Ohio could provide service </li></ul><ul><li>within a short time frame to the largest un-served corridor in the nation </li></ul><ul><li>without state matching funds </li></ul>Fiscally Responsible Path for Ohio
    8. 8. <ul><li>Improving Ohio’s position as a </li></ul><ul><li>logistics and distribution leader </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of 3C funds will be </li></ul><ul><li>invested in track improvements </li></ul><ul><li>270 improved grade crossings </li></ul><ul><li>Potential increases in speed for </li></ul><ul><li>freight </li></ul>Investment in Upgrades Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    9. 9. Growing Ohio’s Rail Supply Chain Statewide: 225 Ohio businesses / 26,000 employees Central Ohio: 42 companies / 7,900 employees Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    10. 10. Urban Development Opportunity <ul><li>Riverside: </li></ul><ul><li>$180 million new taxable property </li></ul><ul><li>$ 5.5 million increased </li></ul><ul><li>real estate value </li></ul><ul><li>Dayton: </li></ul><ul><li>$150 - $250 million in new </li></ul><ul><li>construction/rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus: </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Downtown Strategic Plan </li></ul>Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    11. 11. <ul><li>3C Projections: </li></ul><ul><li>478,000 passengers </li></ul><ul><li>in first year of service </li></ul><ul><li>12 th most used corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Amtrak Ridership in Ohio: </li></ul><ul><li>2009: 10% increases </li></ul><ul><li>in Toledo and Cleveland </li></ul><ul><li>2010: Amtrak on pace </li></ul><ul><li>to break national record </li></ul>Proven Passenger Demand Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    12. 12. Proven Success in 14 other States: Successful state-supported passenger rail efforts co-existing with successful freight rail efforts Courtesy: Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Ohio’s Competitive Rail Strategy
    13. 13. Get more information at: 3CisMe.ohio.gov